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Company assessment: SIAT Group – March 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 51.8% 84.5 / 163
  • Organisation: 18 / 36 50%
  • Policy: 51.5 / 79 65.2%
  • Practice: 15 / 48 31.3%
  • Self-reported: 11.5 / 48 24%
  • External: 3.5 / 48 7.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.25 / 11 75%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has Environmental Policy, Human Resource Policy, and Health and Safety Policy covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company has Environmental Policy, Human Resource Policy, and Health and Safety Policy covering both social and environmental issues which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Group Sustainability Manager.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      Audit and Risk Committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      10% - The company reports over 10% of senior staff are women in the year 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (0.14%) - The number of women on the board is not directly reported by the company but can be calculated from member profiles.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      [Externally verified] TFA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      The company has built strong partnerships with research and development entities in order to continuously improve production practices like CIRAD, Ghent University, and SIAT academy to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7 / 20 35%
    • Organisation: 6.5 / 15 43.3%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Ivory Coast, Cambodia, Gabon (plantations, processing), Nigeria, Ghana (plantations).

    • 13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total land area managed/controlled for natural rubber (ha)?

      235,251 - The company has reported the total concession area, however, the figures include its palm oil operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      23,151 - The company reports total natural rubber planted area.

    • N
      0 / 1

      16. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

      13,500 - The company has mentioned that it operates an outgrowers scheme with about 1,200 registered farmers cultivating a total of 13,500 ha of rubber. However, the information is undated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      17. Unplanted area (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      158,872 - This figure represents the total unplanted area across all concessions and includes land managed for rubber and oil palm cultivation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      20,669 - The company reports a conservation area of 20,669 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Maps are available for all rubber operations, except for those in Cambodia.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Management plans for natural rubber production are available for all estates/management units?

      The company has a management plan for one estate is available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Monitoring of management plan implementation available for all estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Names and locations of all third-party supplying industrial estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      3 - The company owns three factories.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      26. Names and locations of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      The company provides the names of the facilities only.

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Number (or percentage) of company-owned processing facilities that source from company-owned operations and/or third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned processing facilities that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

    • 29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 30. Names and locations of all third party supplying processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 31. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying processing facilities that source from their own plantations and/or third party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 32. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying processing facilities that come from the supplying facilities' own operations and/or third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 33. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for manufacturing that comes from intermediary traders rather than directly from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to processing facility level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to industrial plantation level?

      The company has a commitment for each batch of raw material is traceable upstream to its producer and downstream to the finished product, however, the commitment is not time-bound.

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • 38. Percentage of supply from third-party processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to jurisdictional level for smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to smallholder at jurisdictional level?

    • 41. Percentage of supply from third party processing facilities traceable to smallholders at jurisdictional level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    2 / 10 20%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Submitted self-declaration form for the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i)?

      The company has submitted a self-declaration form for SNR-i.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC FM certification of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme/outgrower smallholders (ha) FSC-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC certification of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of natural rubber supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party natural rubber suppliers that is FSC-certified?

    • 49. Percentage of all natural rubber products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is FSC-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company is ISO 14001 certified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      52. Commitment to become 100% certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company has a commitment in place to ISO 14001 increase certification but not specified to 100%.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.5 / 21 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 13 53.9%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • External: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company has mentioned that primary forest, High Conservation Value forest, and other natural ecosystems of outstanding conservation value must not be converted to plantation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company defines deforestation as no conversion of HCV, disputed land, HCS, Fragile soil and specifies any conversion past 1st January 2010 will not be accepted.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company reports recruiting eco-guards to monitor and protect conservation areas on daily basis, however information is limited and not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restoring degraded areas but does not site a cut-off date beyond which conversion would not be accepted.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company actively participates in a Public-Private Partnership landscape project in Ivory Coast with the Cocoa-Forests Initiative. Although this project focuses mainly on cocoa it also involves other commodity productions in the landscape including the company's rubber operations. Information was verified by a report written with the Cocoa-Forests Initiative, but is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      [Externally verified] The company references one species of parrot which is on the Birdlife International red list, and one species of gorilla referencing the IUCN red list. Evidence has been externally verified by Terre Environnement Am�nagement.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      68. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      The company details examples such as patrolling conservation areas, collecting ecological data, educational campaigns, and reforesting vegetation. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no hunting of all species in their operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations only and has not specified any other illegal activities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      72. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company has mentioned that SNL has recruited a team of eco guards from host communities who are responsible for monitoring the conservation areas on daily basis in order to prevent any illegal activities. Information is not externally verified.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    7 / 7 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 1 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 1 / 1 100%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • 76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 77. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      The company commits to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • 80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 81. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs for all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct SEIAs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      [Externally verified] The company provides externally verified management and monitoring plans for SEIAs.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    8.75 / 18 48.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 10 55%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      85. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company commits not to cultivate on peat soils but does not specify "of any depth" or use a recognised definition for peatland.

    • N
      0 / 1

      86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      0 - The company has not identified any peat soil in its concession.

    • 88. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company commits to good agricultural practices for soils as the company does not have a land bank on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      91. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company provides examples of the best soil management practices. It has also stated that it does not have any concession on peat soils. In addition to this RSPO requirements are followed regarding soil conservation, management, and monitoring of fragile areas. The company has also collaborated with Cirad that helps to improve soil fertility system. information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has stated in its environment policy that employees are sensitized on the zero-burning policy and fire surveillance teams are trained to monitor, react to, control and manage involuntary fire outbreaks in the plantations. However, evidence found for the same was over five years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations/jurisdictions?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company commits to decrease overall GHG emissions but the commitment is not timebound and does not specify a reduction target.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      0.37 tCO2e/t dry rubber product 2020.

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress in GHG intensity, however, the intensity is not improving. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG tool.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    9.75 / 20 48.8%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 8 / 11 72.7%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures for two out of three natural rubber factories: 23m3/t rubber for Gabon and 19m3/t rubber for Ivory Coast.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports some water use intensity figures over time but the intensity is not improving. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

    • 111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • N
      0 / 1

      113. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company provides evidence that waterways are protected by buffer zones. However, information is over five years old and is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing or manufacuring facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      115. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      The company commits to reducing the use of pesticides but does not mention fertilisers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      116. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

      The company expects all its employees, business partners, and associates to reduce the use of pesticides but does not mention fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      120. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      The company commits to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no use Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam chemicals.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company has specified that CIRAD assists the group in the rubber and oil palm sector. The research collaboration focuses mainly on yield improvement, integrated pest management, soil fertility management system. However, information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    25 / 35 71.4%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 17.5 / 22 79.6%
    • Practice: 4 / 8 50%
    • Self-reported: 4 / 8 50%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company has specified that through the Audit and Risk Committee, it shall examine on a regular basis how it complies with human rights and the company also has training and awareness on HR policies. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company commits to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Details on Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

      The company has an FPIC Process available.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company provides examples of local community engagement activities such as the Presco mechanism for land dispute resolution using the FPIC process. It has also provided community project expenses compared to the company's commitment. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company mentions a "conflict management procedure" but does not provide detail on the resolution process.

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      140. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has provided an example of a integrated rubber and food crop project launched in September 2013 under the guidance of the Prikro Rubber Company (CHP). Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      142. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company provides multiple examples specifying that 400,964 euros were spent on community projects including road maintenance, electrification, education, water. And also 75% of its social commitment to spend 0.5% of profit + 0.5% of turnover on social projects. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      The company commits to provide business opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company commits to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • N
      0 / 1

      146. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company commits to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      149. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company has joined the Nigeria2Equal programme an initiative by The Nigerian Stock Exchange to create economic opportunities for women internally and across our supply chain and also, to implement a strong gender policy across our subsidiaries. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      12,834 (85%) - The company reports the number of temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3,770 (25%) - The company reports the percentage of women employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company only commits to paying the minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company expects all its employees, business partners and associates to commit to paying the minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states it has conducted an occupational risk assessment for each sector of its activities to reduce the risks to a minimum by training needs, personal and collective protective equipment, signage, etc.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      8.6 - Lost Time Injury Frequency.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      The company provides a combined figure for serious injuries and fatalities. The number of fatalities is unclear.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.5 / 14 10.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Practice: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company only states that it "sustains" smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company has mentioned that it supports the certification of smallholders but it is unclear what type of smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company has mentioned that it supports the certification of smallholders but it is unclear what type of smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Process used to engage smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Number or percentage of smallholder suppliers engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      170. Number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for non-smallholder suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      172. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with natural rubber sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from natural rubber plantations which are compliant with natural rubber sourcing policies?

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      The company has only specified developing in agroforestry protective belts, based on rubber and cocoa smallholders/estate plantations around the relics of the GF-GD.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.75 / 7 67.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      177. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company provides training on HR policies and requires all employees to annually sign a code of conduct. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      178. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company ensures that whistleblower anonymity is protected and the procedure is outlined.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      The company has a grievance system open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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